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Ready to buy a home? Watch out for this affect of inflation

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  While the inflation rate doesn’t directly impact mortgage rates, the two tend to move in tandem. Rising inflation can shrink purchasing power as prices of …

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Burger costs soar due to inflation

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  With inflation standing at 8.3% year-over-year in April, everyday items are becoming pricier for U.S. consumers. Food prices in particular took some significant steps up, as …

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Here’s why fewer credit card companies are giving lenders a break

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  One common tactic for saving money on your credit cards is to flip them over. By calling the number on the back, you can usually ask for …

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Ohio Ikea store offers free ‘meatball donuts’ for National Donut Day

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There are some very strange things that happen in Ohio.  For instance, you may not fish for whales on a Sunday. Weekday whale fishing is fine. …

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Here’s where people are paying the most for gasoline

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  The price of gasoline in the United States is climbing once more as markets remain in turmoil following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Additionally, the Biden administration’s embargo …

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Reduce your credit card debt fast with these tips

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  Paying off credit card debt may seem like a daunting task, but it is possible. While there’s no quick-fix solution to getting out of debt, …

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How much to save if you want to retire early

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  How much do you need to save to retire young?   It depends on how quickly you want to retire and your target budget in …

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5 moves you should make when choosing a financial advisor

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  Wealth management firms are all different, with their own specializations and services. As a result, the process for choosing a wealth manager is a very personal …

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Here’s why Italians pair cheese with balsamic vinegar & why you should, too

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  Emilia Romagna is heaven on earth for foodies. Located in Central Italy and bordering the regions of Tuscany in the South and Veneto in the …

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The 20 best chicken breeds for beginners

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Are you thinking about getting chickens for your backyard homestead? If so, you may be wondering which chicken breeds are the best for beginners. There are …

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Healthy recipes to help you get in shape for summer

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We’ve been in hibernation all winter, but our sweaters and scarves have officially left us for the season, and that inevitably leaves us with the urge …

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This band’s backstage bacon request is totally over the top

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Do you love bacon? How much? A lot? A lot a lot? Well, even if you do, you probably don’t love bacon as much as the band …

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At 83, this woman is the oldest ‘Tough Mudder’ racer in the world

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Whatever you may think on first hearing the name “Muddy Mildred,” you will probably be wrong.  Wait … Yeah, definitely wrong.  Because Muddy Mildred is not …

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The weird thing Grace Jones does backstage before shows

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Grace Jones is one of the most iconic faces in the history of pop culture. Unique doesn’t even begin to describe her one-of-a-kind diva-ness.  Everything about …

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You can now check your mosquito forecast

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Well, it’s just about summer, and we all know exactly what that means. Mosquitos!!! We despise the tiny, evil bloodsuckers, but what if we could know …

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These retirees created the greatest calendar ever

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Not since Neal Sedaka crooned his ambrosial hit “Calendar Girl” has there been a sweeter, more creative use of the Gregorian calendar concept than that of …

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Say goodbye to messy burritos with this new invention!

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Am I the only one?  The only one whose enjoyment of burritos is negated by burrito explodabity? Am I the only one who never wears light …

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This 80-year-old power lifter is the workout motivation you need

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Eighty-year-old Mike Palen has a secret he does not want to keep, and apparently it is the Fountain of Youth itself, so listen close, y’all.  It’s …

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This ‘Dirty Dancing’ clip set to a Muppets tune is the joy you need today

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There is a rare and beautiful creature stalking the internet and she has done the unimaginable, the inconceivable, the unheard of, the hysterical.  She is Amanda …

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The real reason behind Van Halen’s weird backstage food request

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So yes, Van Halen had a concert rider in the ‘80s that had a very strange and very well-known request. You know it; anyone who was …

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Looking for an excuse to drink? This vodka could fight climate change!

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  Is it possible to drink away the climate crisis?   Air Company is attempting to find out. The company has developed a way to transform carbon dioxide …

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These home upgrade costs increased the most during Covid

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  While stuck at home at the start of Covid-19, many Americans decided to finally tackle home renovations they had on their to-do lists for years. …

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Here’s how to make $1,000 a month in passive income

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  Do you want to learn how to make $1,000/month in passive income? I don’t blame you; I mean, who wouldn’t want to earn that. This …

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How much should you contribute to your 401(k)?

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  Once you set up your retirement plan at work, the next natural question is: How much should I put in my 401(k)? While there’s no …

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Here’s why fewer Americans are planning on taking summer vacations

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  Fewer Americans now compared to those surveyed in 2021 rate their financial situation positively, according to Gallup’s annual Economy and Personal Finance poll conducted in April 2022. …

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Seniors, here’s how to find the right retirement housing

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  Retirement housing isn’t just about location, location, location! One of the many wonderful aspects of being a retiree is the freedom to explore the wide …

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Do Americans think they can afford medical bills after retirement?

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Retirement is called the golden years for a reason. After a lifetime of hard work, it’s time focus on yourself and your hobbies and passions, like …

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25 healthy road-trip snacks

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Hitting the road this summer? You aren’t alone! After pandemics and lockdowns, spring fever is in overdrive for most people, and that means more people hitting …

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Grilling for Memorial Day? These are America’s favorite proteins

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Ah, grilling. Americans love going to the backyard, lighting up the grill and serving barbecue to their friends and families. If you’re daydreaming about summer barbecues already, you’re probably also …

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This financial expert wants to protect your money from your ‘lizard brain’

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  If investing was only a matter of intelligence, Sir Isaac Newton wouldn’t have lost a fortune during an 18th-century recession. Scott Nations, an author, financial …